Vyapam Whistleblower Anand Rai said, “I have not been given a ticket to fight elections even though Rahul Gandhi had assured me of it.”
Bhopal: A day after Congress and BJP announced their final lists for the Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections, Vyapam whistleblower, Dr Anand Rai said that he has not been given ticket from opposition Congress. On Thursday, the Congress party which is hoping to end its prolonged exile from power in the state issued its final list of candidates. However, Anand Rai-the Vyapam whistleblower’s name did not figure in the list.
Talking to the media here, Rai alleged that he wasn’t given a ticket despite a promise by Rahul Gandhi. Rai said, “I have not been given a ticket to fight elections even though Rahul Gandhi had assured me of it.” He also said that a Vyapam accused was not given a ticket because of him. “It was only because of me that the Congress’s Sanjeev Saxena (Vyapam accused) was not given a ticket,” he said.
On the other hand, Saxena has refuted the claims made by Rai. Despite not getting a ticket, Saxena said he will work towards strengthening the Congress in the states. “I am innocent and the truth will come out. For now, I will work towards strengthening the Congress. For once, I felt that I have been betrayed but now I feel that I should walk behind those with bigger issues,” Saxena clarified.
The final list of candidates by Congress created a lot of buzz as it gave tickets to two BJP imports- he brother-in-law of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Sanjay Singh Masani and former union minister Sartaj Singh.
The elections for the Madhya Pradesh Assembly are to be held on November 28.
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